5th August – 11th August 2018

Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 8-18) to develop their skills and confidence on Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass by taking part in exciting musical activities, including string orchestra, chamber music and individual lessons.

Please note our course is now full apart from viola.

All abilities welcome.

£895 Residential £695 Non-residential

Musical Opportunities

As part of our string summer school, you may take part in individual lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, mixed ensembles and workshops. You’ll have multiple opportunities to perform regardless of your skill level, culminating in a concert on Saturday afternoon that is open to family and friends.

Whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!

A Typical Day

08.00 Breakfast
09.00 Morning yoga/Dalcroze
09.30 ‘How to warm up’ followed by sectional rehearsals
10.30 Chamber music and ensemble coaching (getting to know you)
11.30 Free time
12.00 Individual instrumental tuition/coaching
13.00 Lunch

14.00 Masterclass
15.00 Ensemble coaching
16.00 Free time (afternoon activities or chillin’)
17.00 Rehearsal time
18.00 Dinner (BBQ)
19.15 Evening activity
20.30 Evening wind-down/free time (age dependent)

Other Activities

Even professional musicians need a break from their instruments! With Wells Cathedral School’s outstanding facilities, you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not making music…

Meet our World-Class Staff

Course tutors will generally be either full- or part-time teaching staff of Wells Cathedral School, a government-recognised specialist music school that is known for its quality teaching and musical opportunities for pre-professional musicians. However, should our staff be unavailable for our string summer school, we will appoint music teachers of a comparable calibre to teach courses.

Meet our String Summer School Co-ordinator
Meet our String Staff

Join Us

Who is the course for?

Our string summer school is for musicians aged 8-18. All abilities are welcome. Please note our course is now full apart from viola players.


The course costs £895 residential and £695 non-residential. The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for non-residential).

How to apply

Please click here to apply for our course (only viola applications will be accepted). If you have any questions or if you’d like help with the application process, please contact us on 01749 834298 / [email protected]